WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:28 am

whjohnso444 wrote:Is it too early to negotiate? I was offered 45k and umn offered 90k so I figured I could use them to get it matched. Any insight on this?


UMN is more regional than WUSTL, so I think a match would be smidge optimistic, but you can definitely negotiate. I feel confident you will get more out of WUSTL. General consensus here is that WUSTL won't be making "final" offers until close to/after the deposit deadline (with more money maybe to come in the summer). So, by all means negotiate, but the wisdom is to wait until 4-6 weeks from the deadline (so beginning of March).

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby pauly_biegler » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:31 pm

I have an interview tomorrow at 5, what should I expect!? Hopeful to join you folks as an accepted student soon.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby guyfox » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:36 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:I have an interview tomorrow at 5, what should I expect!? Hopeful to join you folks as an accepted student soon.


It's definitely more of a conversation than a formal interview. The only question they asked me was what my career goals are after law school. Other people seem to have been asked why law and why washU. They just talk with you about anything they find interesting about your application and then spend the vast majority of the time answering any questions you have.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby pauly_biegler » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:39 pm

guyfox wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:I have an interview tomorrow at 5, what should I expect!? Hopeful to join you folks as an accepted student soon.


It's definitely more of a conversation than a formal interview. The only question they asked me was what my career goals are after law school. Other people seem to have been asked why law and why washU. They just talk with you about anything they find interesting about your application and then spend the vast majority of the time answering any questions you have.



I will be prepared to bombard them with questions then. Is it acceptable to spend time asking about STL? I've never been so it would be a big jump from me (grew up in Buffalo, went to college in Ohio).

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby pauly_biegler » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:41 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:
guyfox wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:I have an interview tomorrow at 5, what should I expect!? Hopeful to join you folks as an accepted student soon.


It's definitely more of a conversation than a formal interview. The only question they asked me was what my career goals are after law school. Other people seem to have been asked why law and why washU. They just talk with you about anything they find interesting about your application and then spend the vast majority of the time answering any questions you have.



I will be prepared to bombard them with questions then. Is it acceptable to spend time asking about STL? I've never been so it would be a big jump from me (grew up in Buffalo, went to college in Ohio).




also, what's the general decision time line after the interview?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby guyfox » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:54 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:
guyfox wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:I have an interview tomorrow at 5, what should I expect!? Hopeful to join you folks as an accepted student soon.


It's definitely more of a conversation than a formal interview. The only question they asked me was what my career goals are after law school. Other people seem to have been asked why law and why washU. They just talk with you about anything they find interesting about your application and then spend the vast majority of the time answering any questions you have.



I will be prepared to bombard them with questions then. Is it acceptable to spend time asking about STL? I've never been so it would be a big jump from me (grew up in Buffalo, went to college in Ohio).


You can ask about STL :) The conversation pattern for me seemed to go from law programs and career interest to what it's like living in St. Louis (Although I'm originally from St. Louis so she skipped over this part), to student life/housing details and anything else you're curious about.

From what I can tell, most people received a decision either Wednesday or Friday after their interview (I interviewed last Wednesday and heard on Friday). But there have been cases of people getting their decision later, like a week or so after interviewing.

Good luck! :D And try to relax about it because it's super chill.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby pauly_biegler » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:56 pm

Thanks all- I'm surprised I got the interview with my numbers- 3.93/160.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:57 pm

Definitely ok to talk about St. Louis. Mine was half talking about the city and half talking about what WUSTL can do to get me NYC biglaw. I interviewed last Thursday evening and my interviewer told me to expect positive news soon. I heard back the next day and got my acceptance email early Friday afternoon. Really not stressful at all. Just try to be you honestly, it seems much more about fit than anything else. Good luck!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:58 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:Thanks all- I'm surprised I got the interview with my numbers- 3.93/160.

Oh and you should be good. I got in with a 3.79/160, and the whole process from applying to being accepted took exactly 2 weeks.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby pauly_biegler » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:00 pm

scotth724 wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:Thanks all- I'm surprised I got the interview with my numbers- 3.93/160.

Oh and you should be good. I got in with a 3.79/160, and the whole process from applying to being accepted took exactly 2 weeks.



thanks for the info. do they relay scholarships later (not to assume I'll be accepted or anything but…) or do you get the offer right in the email?

What was the feeling you got about getting big law in NY coming from STL as well???

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:04 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:
scotth724 wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:Thanks all- I'm surprised I got the interview with my numbers- 3.93/160.

Oh and you should be good. I got in with a 3.79/160, and the whole process from applying to being accepted took exactly 2 weeks.



thanks for the info. do they relay scholarships later (not to assume I'll be accepted or anything but…) or do you get the offer right in the email?

What was the feeling you got about getting big law in NY coming from STL as well???

Scholarship emails come later. From this thread it seems like 1-3 weeks after, so I can post when I hear (hoping for something haha).

And obviously for something like that you're gonna need to be high up in the class, but they do have a specific off-campus NYC hiring program along with NYC firms that come to OCI. The career office seems on top of their game though, and I kind of like the idea of going to a school where I'm not competing for the same jobs as everyone else.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:11 pm

What are the stips for the travel stipend?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LET'S GET IT » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:27 pm

t-14orbust wrote:What are the stips for the travel stipend?


Not sure exactly what you are asking but it's basically $200 towards flight, gas, hotel (one night), car rental, etc. For you only, +1's aren't included. Has to be used by April 11th. Seems like most admits are getting them but I've seen a couple ITT that have inquired and been told no. If I'm leaving out anything else you would like to know, you can post it or PM me or whatever.

You pay initially then fill out a form while you are there and they reimburse you.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:48 pm

Checking in: Applied 2/10, complete 2/11, got an interview email today. From what I see in this thread, the interviews were pretty chill and conversational, so I'm trying to make myself calm down. AHHHHH! So exciting, but nerve wrecking!

I can't decide between phone or Skype- any recommendations?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:56 pm

PhenomenalWoman wrote:Checking in: Applied 2/10, complete 2/11, got an interview email today. From what I see in this thread, the interviews were pretty chill and conversational, so I'm trying to make myself calm down. AHHHHH! So exciting, but nerve wrecking!

I can't decide between phone or Skype- any recommendations?

If you are hot, then Skype. If not, phone.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby AceDeuces » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:57 pm

PhenomenalWoman wrote:Checking in: Applied 2/10, complete 2/11, got an interview email today. From what I see in this thread, the interviews were pretty chill and conversational, so I'm trying to make myself calm down. AHHHHH! So exciting, but nerve wrecking!

I can't decide between phone or Skype- any recommendations?


Go phone. Sound is better. No real advantage to being face to face over Skype. Could cut out or sound could be bad. I went phone and had a very nice conversation, which led to an eventual acceptance.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:58 pm

scotth724 wrote:
PhenomenalWoman wrote:Checking in: Applied 2/10, complete 2/11, got an interview email today. From what I see in this thread, the interviews were pretty chill and conversational, so I'm trying to make myself calm down. AHHHHH! So exciting, but nerve wrecking!

I can't decide between phone or Skype- any recommendations?

If you are hot, then Skype. If not, phone.


HA! Thanks for the sound advice, lmao.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:01 pm

AceDeuces wrote:
PhenomenalWoman wrote:Checking in: Applied 2/10, complete 2/11, got an interview email today. From what I see in this thread, the interviews were pretty chill and conversational, so I'm trying to make myself calm down. AHHHHH! So exciting, but nerve wrecking!

I can't decide between phone or Skype- any recommendations?


Go phone. Sound is better. No real advantage to being face to face over Skype. Could cut out or sound could be bad. I went phone and had a very nice conversation, which led to an eventual acceptance.


Good point. I think I'll go phone. I'll let you all know how it goes!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LET'S GET IT » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:31 pm

PhenomenalWoman wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:
PhenomenalWoman wrote:Checking in: Applied 2/10, complete 2/11, got an interview email today. From what I see in this thread, the interviews were pretty chill and conversational, so I'm trying to make myself calm down. AHHHHH! So exciting, but nerve wrecking!

I can't decide between phone or Skype- any recommendations?


Go phone. Sound is better. No real advantage to being face to face over Skype. Could cut out or sound could be bad. I went phone and had a very nice conversation, which led to an eventual acceptance.


Good point. I think I'll go phone. I'll let you all know how it goes!


Yep I agree with the others, go phone. Some people have had connection issues with Skype. Good luck!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:50 pm

Phone, unless you're gorgeous, then Skype.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JustHawkin » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:57 pm

Attax wrote:Phone, unless you're gorgeous, then Skype.

Only reason I got in...

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:58 pm

scotth724 wrote:If you are hoTTT, then Skype. If not, phone.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:08 pm

JustHawkin wrote:
Attax wrote:Phone, unless you're gorgeous, then Skype.

Only reason I got in...


*checks FB group

Yeah... ok.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby mes10d » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:12 pm

Just checked my email and saw the invite to interview -- thanks to the above posters who asked (and answered) the Qs I had! Will be scheduling a phone interview soon. Cue the nerves.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JustHawkin » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:18 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:
Attax wrote:Phone, unless you're gorgeous, then Skype.

Only reason I got in...


*checks FB group

Yeah... ok.

HAHA, outed.




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